Ohio State tests new device to improve heart failure symptoms

Doctors at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in the country to test a new medical device designed to help patients with heart failure, a condition that affects nearly six million Americans each year. The device is an investigational interatrial shunt made by V-Wave Ltd. Cardiologists at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital performed the first two implants, and the patients were allowed to return home the next day. Garrie Haas, professor of clinical medicine, leads the study.

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